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American Water Spaniel

Also known as: No Nicknames.

Group: Sporting

Origin: United States

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting

History and Facts: Bred in the early 1800s in the Midwest for bird flushing and retrieving.

Temperament / Behavior
The American Water Spaniel is a friendly, water-loving breed with strong retrieving and hunting instincts. However, the American Water Spaniel has a tendency to whine and bark if not properly trained.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Mitral valve disease

Special Needs
Exercise: The American Water Spaniel requires regular vigorous exercise.

Grooming: Your American Water Spaniel's waterproof coat needs regular weekly brushing. Check ears regularly.